January 2011 As we move into 2011 I want to say Thanks to all of you for your help, support, and generosity in 2010. We are so fortunate to have such a great group of families here at Little Learners. All year end Tax statements will be in your child's mailbox no later than January 31st 2011. January is a good month at school. All the busy hectic activities are over, and this long quiet month gives everyone the opportunity to stretch and catch their breath. The children are all now well adjusted to the daily routine and each other. They feel secure and are able to express themselves in new ways. Now is the time to add new experiences and new expectations. We have rearranged our classroom to include the new equipment and materials we received through our Grant. These new materials will challenge them with activities and projects that require new skills and concentration in keeping with their development. We have been observing the children these past few months and are now ready to start conducting Parent Teacher Conferences. We will have a Parent/Teacher conference sign up sheet with available times posted on the sign in desk. This month we will be reinforcing the fun and enjoyment of stories and the purpose of libraries. We will be reading stories daily and talking about authors and illustrators. As a follow-up, for the next several weeks we will encourage the children to borrow one book at a time to take home and read. Besides enjoying the story that you read to your child, talk to them about who the characters are in the story and see if they can repeat some of the action of the story. Sometimes stories open up many emotions for a child. We will also be going to the Library to attend a story time at the Caldwell Public Library on Tuesday January 18th @ 11:15. Our Music Class that week will be rescheduled to Thursday January 20th @ 1pm. The winter weather seems so long right now and the weather changes daily. The children go outside daily so please make sure your child has appropriate clothing. Also please make sure to check to see if your child needs a change of clothes in his/her cubby. WELCOME: New Year, New Kids, New Changes!!! I would like to Welcome and say I am sorry for not introducing 2 I will be updating and revising the parent Handbook throughout new additions to Little Learners. Noah & Haylee joined Little Learners in November and come every Monday & Wednesday and January & will get you a new copy in February. My annual Licensing sometimes join us for our special celebrations & field trips. Also inspection is fast approaching & in preparation I have been January 19th we will be welcoming 2 more new kids Olivia (4) and reviewing my files. I have found missing paperwork in some and need Belen (2) who will attend every Monday Wednesday and Friday. updated paperwork in others. Each year I am required to have all contact info & immunizations updated So I will be handing out letters In addition some of you may have noticed a new helper. Hailey is with the attached forms needed. To avoid write-ups on my licensing one of my younger helpers who comes 1-2 times a week to assist report I cannot continue services for those who do not turn in the me in the daily activities with the children. necessary paperwork. Please check your child's mailbox for any Birthdays: forms and return to me ASAP. I thank you for your continual support January 25th...............Haylee (3) and cooperation. January 25th...............Noah (3) December and March are the months when more cold and flu January 30th...............Miss Torrie (?) viruses get spread around. We have had a lot of colds this last year Remember: and in hopes of avoiding more; children who have the following New multi-child discount is 5% of your total bill. symptoms should not be in attendance at daycare or preschool: Late payments will incur $5/day late fee no exceptions!! Excessive coughing, colored discharge from nose, continual Payments through childcarepay.com need to be crankiness, mattered/crusty eyes, rash, and/or fever. submitted no later than 7 days (5 business days) before due date to ensure on time payments. There will be a bottle of hand sanitizer at the sign in desk for Be sure to check out the new pictures on our blog EVERYONE to use upon arrival. We are also doing our best to keep http://torrieslittlearners.blogspot.com everything sanitized & disinfected to prevent the spread of germs.
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